Top 10 Fittest Male Athletes In The World

Sports Illustrated put together a list that ranked the 50 fittest athletes in sports. It rated athletes on speed, strength, agility and endurance. Each category was based on a scale of 0-10, so a perfect score would be 40.

Top 10 Fittest Male Athletes In The World

Rank Athlete Sport Speed Strength Agility Endurance Total
1 LeBron James Basketball 10 10 10 10 40
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer 10 8.5 10 10 38.5
3 Usain Bolt Track 10 9 8.5 9 36.5
4 Floyd Mayweather Boxing 9 8 10 9 36
5 Dez Bryant Football 9 9 8.5 8.5 35
6 Calvin Johnson Football 9 9 8.5 8 34.5
7 Serge Ibaka Basketball 7.5 9.5 8.5 8.5 34
8 Adrian Peterson Football 8.5 9 9 7 33.5
9 Jon Jones MMA 7 10 8 8 33
10 Michael Phelps Swimming 9 7 8 9 33

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer)

Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo has once again been named the world’s top male athlete, taking the number one spot on the Sports Illustrated Fittest 50 Men list.

Ronaldo’s training epitomizes every aspect of physical and mental conditioning.

2. LeBron James (NBA)

Lebron James was the only Cleveland athlete to be included in the Fittest 50 this year. LeBron’s athleticism has always been his strong suit and working out has been the way to keep his body where it needs to be to play the way he wants to play.

In a new workout video, he posted he was balancing himself on a ball while holding weights to strengthen his core.

3. Roger Federer (tennis)

36-year-old Roger Federer, who has been playing a shorter schedule to prolong his career, is the third ‘fittest’ man in world sport.

Federer is at the top of his game, vying for Grand Slam titles and all-time records, without showing any signs of slowing down. He has built his remarkable career from being a complete player and not a physical stand-out.

4. Matt Fraser (CrossFit)

Matthew Fraser, the “Fittest Man on Earth” of 2016 and 2017 clearly knows how to train! A retired competitive Olympic-style lifter, Matt Fraser earned a spot at the 2013 Northeast CrossFit Regionals just 8 months after stumbling upon the sport, where he finished 5th. Originally, Matthews had his eyes set on the 2016 US Olympic weightlifting team.

Top 10 Fittest Male Athletes In The World

5. James Harrison (NFL)

For a game that revolves around superhuman size, Steelers linebacker James Harrison has taken his workouts to a whole new level and everyone has seen over the years.

6. 6. Odell Beckham Jr (NFL)

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr., commonly known as OBJ, is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham played college football at LSU and was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

7. Russell Westbrook (NBA)

Russell Westbrook wouldn’t be Russell Westbrook without his explosive athleticism.

Westbrook’s combination of length, speed and power make him an unstoppable force in the world’s best basketball league – which is why Sports Illustrated named him the 7th fittest male athlete on earth.

8. Wayde van Niekerk (Track and field, sprint)

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 metres and 400 metres.

He is the present world record holder and most recently added his second world championship gold medal.

9. Conor McGregor (MMA)

The brash Irishman just made it into Sports Illustrated top 50 fittest athletes, beating out some very surprising fighters.

10. Jordan Burroughs (Wrestling)

Much has been said about Jordan Burroughs ever since he appeared on the scene in 2011. He is fast, strong and explosive. He has excellent wrestling technique. He has a keen strategy and is very smart.

Jordan Burroughs won 74 kg gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and the World Wrestling Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

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